What great things can you accomplish with a little help from The Last Green Valley? Let’s work together for our communities. 

Check this page often for new grants and other funding opportunities.

 

TLGV Community Enrichment Grants 
The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is pleased offer its largest grant program in almost a decade. TLGV’s new Community Enrichment Grant Program will fund projects aimed at conserving, celebrating or enhancing The Last Green Valley’s significant natural and historic resources or promoting economic development such as tourism and outdoor nature-based recreation.  Projects must demonstrate tangible results and lasting benefits to the community and can be related to sustainable agriculture, trails and water trails, accessibility, streetscape improvements, community gardens, tourism, land use planning, light pollution control, open space, wildlife habitat, water quality, farmers markets, Brownfields, forestry, town common enhancements, interpretive materials, historic preservation or other projects that advance the visions and strategies of Vision 2020, the management plan for The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Grants may range from $2,500 – $10,000. Funds will be dispersed on a reimbursement basis and must be matched 1:1 by cash or in-kind contributions. Municipalities, schools and non-profit 501(c) organizations are eligible to apply for projects located within The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. Aug. 29.  Applications may also be emailed to LyAnn@tlgv.org before midnight Aug. 29. Get the grant details here!

TLGV Historical and Cultural Grants 
A new round of TLGV’s highly successful Historic and Cultural Resources grant program is now open! The grant is designed to help organizations and municipalities with projects that preserve, protect, interpret, promote or market historic and cultural resources. Grants may range from $500 to $4,000. Since 2003, TLGV has awarded more than $1 million in historic and cultural preservation grants to organizations throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor! The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. July 25, 2019.Click here for more information and application instructions.

TLGV Heritage Transaction Grants 
A new round of TLGV’s small-grant program, the Heritage Transaction Fund, for nonprofits, towns and cities in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is now open! The grants will be awarded to projects that will permanently protect significant historic properties or structures, agriculture or forested lands, important wildlife habitat or open spaces suitable for passive, nature-based recreation. The grant funds can be used for closing costs such as filing fees, title work, attorney fees, surveys, appraisals and other costs associated with projects that are “nearing the home stretch” but need additional funds to complete the deal. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. July 25, 2019. Click here for more information and application instructions.

TLGV Cleanup Funds
The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is making funding available to nonprofits and municipalities that wish to organize a cleanup event. In the last seven years, 9,404 volunteers have collected 321,899 pounds of trash from parks, rivers, and roadways throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor thanks to the funding.  Recipients will be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses such as publicity, cleanup supplies such as trash bags and work gloves and food and refreshments for volunteers. TLGV will also help publicize your event and work with you to recruit more volunteers. Click here for the details and application instructions.

Forestry Stewardship Funds for Landowners
The Last Green Valley is part of the Southern New England Heritage Forest (SNEHF), a 1.49 million-acre unfragmented forest corridor stretching along the Connecticut and Rhode Island border to the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts. Bounded by more heavily urbanized areas, with more than one million nearby residents, the SNEHF has an astonishing 76% forest cover and offers one of the last viable wildlife corridors from southern to northern New England. The SNEHF is a green oasis and the last undeveloped region in the coastal sprawl from Boston to Washington, D.C.

TLGV has partnered with many organizations to bring additional funding to the region through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Click here for current funding opportunities.